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Grateful Dead Live at Greensboro Coliseum on 1989-03-31

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Grateful Dead Live at Greensboro Coliseum on 1989-03-31

Set 1

Hell In A Bucket
New Minglewood Blues
Me And My Uncle ->
Big River
Victim Or The Crime
Standing On The Moon

Set 2

Hey Pocky Way ->
Truckin' ->
Terrapin Station ->
Drums ->
Space ->
I Will Take You Home ->
All Along The Watchtower ->
Morning Dew ->
Good Lovin'

Brokedown Palace

Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Greensboro Coliseum
Location Greensboro, NC

Source SBD -> Dat (44.1k) D
Lineage Set 1: Dat -> Sonic Solutions -> CD -> EAC -> FLAC
Transferred by Charlie Miller


-- Encore can be moved back to end of 2nd set seamlessly.
-- Level changes in Good Lovin' fixed as best as possible.
-- d1t09 patched with SBD->Master Cassette->20-bit Sonic->CD


Reviewer: turtle71 - favoritefavoritefavorite - January 6, 2016
Subject: Weird out of order wackiness
Standing on the Moon is hidden at the end of Victim, and Hey pocky at the beginning of Truckin' somebody effin with me?? hey.. wtf? show yourself!! i know yer out there.. hello?
Reviewer: lizlovesmusic - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - August 27, 2015
Subject: Setlist names are off
Hey hey the song list is wrong starting with hey pocky way. Otherwise sounds great! <3
Reviewer: Mind Wondrin - favoritefavoritefavorite - November 4, 2012
The 2nd Greensboro show & the date before the infamous Pittsburgh Civic shows (Download Series #9).I didn't know anybody that went to this show - too afraid of southern shows (outside of the famed Omni or Virginia shows) due to southern cops and being judged by that culture (can you blame them?). Supposedly there were lots of hassles from the man along with a major lot scene (due in part to the config). This was also the era with all the counterfeit tix, which hit this show. Looking back, it's weird that the scene was handed all these obstacles, post-Touch, that required guidance and navigation.

Lots of Jer/Brent interaction in an average show providing a good example of the '89 sound. The boys do sound like they're having fun, relaxed. The So Many Roads box features the Hey Pocky from this show - probably because they just wanted to release a version; it's good but perhaps not the era type-specimen. There's a good Take You Home, if that's yr thang. The show doesn't have many super moments (it's not Irvine '89, Shoreline '89, Buffalo, JFK, Hampton, the NYE run or Pittsburgh) but there's something to be said for consistency (the Mar/Apr '89 tour had pretty consistent shows).

1st Set:  C
2nd Set: C+
Overall: 2 1/2 Stars

Hey Pocky
Morning Dew (and check out the Phil bombs)

About track order:
The notes section explains that Brokedown is at the end of the 1st set but the player titles do not reflect this and so go awry. "Terrapin" is actually Hey Pocky. "Watchtower" = Space, etc.

Use this Miller SBD. The Hansen/16666 SBD is pitched too fast by about 2%. The available AUDS can't match the SBDs (which themselves have some hall ambience) for relative quality here. Thanx for the continued awesomeness, Charlie. Believe me, we discern and appreciate! On this one, I bow, sir.

@revzaius - That's not correct. I've never said there were no 5-star shows after the mid-70s. There are many. Not sure what you're calling my "golden era"; the Brent era was my favorite, and was the era I saw the most shows, so I guess I have no "credibility" in the Vince era, which, by your reckoning would have most of the 5-star shows? (And that's cool, if that's your take-away, but most disagree, though there are lots of 4-star shows from that era). My review is "worthless" yet you gave this show the same rating. Why not write your review as to why instead of hacking a fellow head's opinion? How is your review of this show so much more worthwhile?
Reviewer: dr.buddy - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - October 25, 2012
Subject: how many stars?
I think reviews should be a collaboration of recording quality, show content, scene, and such. I think people tend to read to much into things sometimes on a more personal level. I saw my first show in 73 and my last in 95. Totaling over 100. They have different members, but a Dead show was pretty much a Dead show. Band wise, I think 90% of them where just ONE MORE SATURDAY NIGHT. On a more personal note, I enjoyed the 80's shows best. I thought The Dead had refined there craft. And Brent was awesome.
Reviewer: revzaius - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 24, 2012
Subject: Mind Wondrin'
Your reviews are next to worthless.

The implication that there are no 5 star shows after the mid-70s is ridiculous. I understand that there are old-timers who necessarily want to believe they were the only ones who *really* saw the *special* Grateful Dead shows. Just because Dead shows had become mainly social events for you by the 80s, doesn't mean that's where the band was. Bobby Weir recently stated he thought the late 80s to Brent's death was the highlight of the band's existence, so it just goes to show, you don't ever know.

I appreciate the effort you put into reviewing shows, but you should probably stick to reviewing shows from your own personal Golden Era of Grateful Dead...after that you have no credibility.
Reviewer: njpg - favoritefavoritefavorite - October 9, 2011
Subject: Competent show,
good enough for a Dick's Picks, Road Trips or Download Series. The vocals blare over the rest of the music. Not really any interesting jams, other than a sweet Morning Dew.
Reviewer: Joshua_me - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - May 4, 2010
Subject: Awesome !
Charlie Miller strikes *again* !!

I was at this show and it didn't sound as good as it does here...

The Morning Dew stands out in my mind. It was a *great* version. People were crying on the floor in front of the board, I remember leaving the arena and already the tapers were blasting it across the lot, freaking out at what a good DEW we'd just seen.... This is an awesome show that get overshadowed by the amazing '91 sets...
Reviewer: Albix - - January 23, 2010
Subject: Save all the HOT air
If I can ask, what makes a "great remaster"? Would you explain that?

All of the streaming files here are out of order. Since no one has noticed this until now I doubt any of you actually listen.
Reviewer: Bob'sdog - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - December 8, 2009
Subject: Amazing Dew!
I think I found my favorite version of one of my favorite tunes. The whole show is awesome as is the sound. Track listings seem to be off. Go to the 11 plus minute tuning at the end to have your socks blown off.
Reviewer: BIG_R - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - July 16, 2009
Subject: WOO HOO
A wonderful performance and a great Charlie Miller remaster. What more can you ask for?
Reviewer: ellisdee25 - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - June 30, 2009
Subject: Tears of joy
I stumbled upon this recording today ...I was made me cry like a baby!!! Thank you so much for uploading this show!! I give it 5 stars for both sound quality & content.....Brent's "Take You Home" is so beautiful & the Brokedown encore is haunting!!! I miss Jerry & Brent so much...thank you for the great memories!!! Peace :)
Reviewer: crazid - favoritefavoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 17, 2009
Subject: Thank You
Incredibly clean and sweet...really appreciate this being made available
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